Back in December of 2019 game developer Obsidian Games announced that they were planning on releasing some DLC for their latest Game The Outer Worlds. When I head this, I was pretty excited. I really enjoyed The Outer Worlds, even if it wasn’t the revolutionary new step for the RPG genre I was expecting. Knowing that I was going to be able to go in and explore that universe again, I was looking forward to it. It is now June 1st, 2020, almost six months after the announcement of the DLC and almost eight months since the game officially launched, I need to know, where the hell is that DLC?
Now, I know a lot has changed since the announcement of the DLC plans. I get it, people are working from home, it’s more difficult for developers right now to really.. develop things. The problem is is that is has been such a long time since it was even talked about. They haven’t given any sort of update or quick look at any of this. If they came out and said “we have delayed the DLC and will update later”, I wouldn’t be writing this.
I understand the Switch version of The Outer Worlds was delayed and they were having issues with that, but even then. I feel like launching the Switch version with the first DLC pack would have been huge, but it doesn’t seem like that will be the case at all since the Switch version is coming out June 5th.
By the time this DLC comes out, the next generation will already be here. They have definitely missed their window to release it and still be relevant. Unless it shadow drops sometime in the next month, I don’t know when I’ll be getting to it at all. Games like The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima are coming out soon and will honestly overshadow anything that comes out along side it.
It’s possible they scrapped the DLC. I doubt it, though. Will it launch as a GOTY edition when the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 comes out? that would be kind of wild, skipping the entire window of DLC and game separate sales, but who knows. Times are weird. I just hope we get to go back to Halcyon sooner rather than later.